It’s very painful to see nations where Islam is in conflict with Western cultures such as in France, England, Germany, and the United States.
This is not just a matter of dress codes and social practices. It is a matter that goes far deeper as is shown in a recent poll of the French. This points to trouble and requires solutions that, as of yet, have not been devised.
The desire to find a way to make the coexistence of Islamic and Western cultures work within the same nations is laudable as no reasonable person should want societal conflicts, especially violent ones. But these are vastly different cultures, and the search for harmony will be one that will require an enormous amount of work and some very difficult changes.
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